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The 4th industrial revolution: opportunities and challenges for Europe and China

What is the current status of EU-China relations concerning innovation, and what might their future look like?

Date: July 12, 2019, 9:30 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

On 12 July Bruegel together with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) will organise a high-level conference about EU-China cooperation in technology and innovation. Through a series of sessions and keynotes the conference will look at innovation in Europe and China and the competition – as well as the possibilities for cooperation – between the them.

As we enter the era of Globalisation 4.0, the world is undergoing great changes. Against this backdrop, a rising tide of anti-globalisation, trade protectionism and unilateralism is generating global  uncertainty and instability. When it comes to innovation-driven cooperation, there is huge scope for Sino-European partnership. As economic ties improve, how can China and Europe balance government policy and market forces to achieve sustainable technological innovation? How can SMEs in China and Europe leverage opportunities to expand into overseas markets?

This is an invitation-only event open only to Bruegel’s members and selected experts.

Schedule

Jul 12, 2019

09.30-10.00

Check-in and breakfast

10.00-10.15

Welcome address

Chair: Zhou Snow, Assistant President, CEIBS

Li Mingjun, President, Professor of Management, CEIBS; Co-Director, Key Talent Programme of Chinese Companies Going Global

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

10.15-10.35

Keynote speech I: EU innovation strategy and China-EU innovation cooperation in a new era

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

10.35-10.55

Keynote speech II: Toward a deepened and wider China-EU innovation cooperation

Wang Hongjian, Minister, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union

10.55-11.15

Keynote Speech III: Sino-EU cooperation under the new international economic order

Chair: Pascal Lamy, President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

11.15-12.45

Session I: Research and innovation: competition or cooperation in the EU-China context?

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Chen Dongxiao, President, Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Ding Yuan, Vice President and Dean, Professor of Accounting, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS

Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

12.45-12.55

Lunch reception address

Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director, EU-China Business Association

12.55-13.50

Lunch

13.50-14.05

Introduction to session

Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, EFMD

14.05-14.25

Keynote speech IV: China-EU innovation cooperation from the Belt and Road Initiative perspective

Xu Bin, Professor of Economics and Finance, Wu Jinglian Chair in Economics and Associate Dean, CEIBS

14.25-14.45

Keynote speech V: Innovation in Europe: past, present and future

Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, DG RTD, European Commission

14.45-16.15

Session II: Industrial approaches in innovation ooperation between China and EU

Chair: Gerard Van Schaik, Co-Chairman of CEIBS Board of Directors and Honorary Chairman, EFMD

Luigi Gambardella, President, ChinaEU

Frank Kirchner, Director, DFKI Bremen, Robotics Innovation Center

Zhang Hongjun, President and CEO, WINNER Technology

16.15

End

Speakers

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

Commissioner, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Chen Dongxiao

President, Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Patrick Child

Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, DG RTD, European Commission

Eric Cornuel

Director General and CEO, EFMD

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Ding Yuan

Vice President and Dean, Professor of Accounting, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, CEIBS

Luigi Gambardella

President, ChinaEU

Jiang Jianqing

Adjunct Professor, Finance, CEIBS; Director, CEIBS Lujiazui Institute of Int'l Finance, and Former Chairman, ICBC

Frank Kirchner

Director, DFKI Bremen, Robotics Innovation Center

Pascal Lamy

President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

Li Mingjun

President, Professor of Management, CEIBS; Co-Director, Key Talent Programme of Chinese Companies Going Global

Gwenn Sonck

Executive Director, EU-China Business Association

Gerard Van Schaik

Co-Chairman of CEIBS Board of Directors and Honorary Chairman, EFMD

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Wang Hongjian

Minister, Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Xu Bin

Professor of Economics and Finance, Wu Jinglian Chair in Economics and Associate Dean, CEIBS

Zhang Hongjun

President and CEO, WINNER Technology

Zhou Snow

Assistant President, CEIBS

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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